Met Gala Inspired Makeup Looks

Discover Met-Gala inspired makeup looks with Charlotte Tilbury's 10 iconic looks - inspired by feelings of delight, belonging, exuberance and sentimentality.

It’s September, which means the country’s most illustrious fashion legends will convene to take our breath away with their most hypnotizing, mind-blowing, over-the-top looks!

To pay homage to the return of the grandest party of the year, discover Met Gala-inspired makeup looks with Charlotte’s iconic looks to capture this year’s theme!

Met Gala Makeup

Marking the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary, this year’s gala will honor American fashion with two exhibits, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” and “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” With Charlotte's makeup artists creating looks for the stars to inspire! The two go hand in hand: *beauty is fashion, and fashion is beauty! *

  1. A deep-tone model with brown eyes wearing shimmery bronze eye makeup with muted pink blush and glossy scarlet-red lips

    For Feelings of Delight: The Bombshell

    Darlings, The Bombshell, A CONFIDENCE-BUILDING makeup kit, gives you a GORGEOUSLY GLAMOROUS LOOK! Sparkling looking eyes, glowing looking cheeks and a red pout will spark delectable DELIGHT inside and out! The BOMBSHELL is born gorgeous, empowered by makeup, and an unapologetic lover of martinis, leopard print and old Hollywood. The Bombshell’s favorite look is a slick of hypnotizing Hollywood red on her lips!

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  2. A light-tone model with blue eyes wearing smokey brown and gold eye makeup with warm pink blush and glossy nude-pink lips.

    For Feelings of Belonging: The Bella Sofia

    A gorgeous combination of Charlotte’s nieces’ Italian and Spanish names, Bella and Sofia, this divine look is all about creating the sense of BELONGING, memories and family (inspired by Charlotte’s summers spent in magical Ibiza!)! The Bella Sofia embraces her femininity to conquer and hypnotize the world with killer curves, luxe perfume and a sultry smokey eye!

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  3. A fair-tone model with brown eyes wearing smokey green eye makeup with black eyeliner, soft brown blush, and nude pink lipstick topped up with gloss.

    For Feelings of Exuberance: The Rebel

    No one can summon feelings of energy and EXUBERANCE like a Rebel! With Charlotte’s reimagined Rebel look, she has color curated the most SEDUCTIVE, UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING, super-wearable hues of fresh, modern green and soft, sultry gold for your MOST VERSATILE, SEDUCTIVE, REBELLIOUS look yet, featuring eye-defining eyeshadows, a glowing peachy blush and nude-toned lip icons. The Rebel refuses to conform. She treats makeup as an art form, mixing colors and textures on the back of her hand like a makeshift palette; dialing up the smoke to mesmerize on a date, adding a POP of sparkle that glitters as she dances!

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  4. A medium-tone brunette model with brown eyes wearing smokey silvery eyeshadow with bronzed cheeks and glossy nude-peach lips.

    For Feelings of Sentimentality: The Rock Chick

    What gets America more SENTIMENTAL than looking back on the Golden Age of Rock Music? Inspired by rock chicks past and present, The Rock Chick is the coolest girl around and mesmerizes with a sultry, smokey bedroom eye, nude-toned lips, lashings of mascara and tousled hair.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.